What If Tesla’s Upcoming Pickup Truck Looked Like This?

News that Tesla is developing an all-electric pickup truck is nothing new. In fact, company chief executive Elon Musk hasn’t been able to stop talking about it in recent months. He is very, very excited about it – and The Sketch Monkey has created a rendering which shows how it may look.

The designer started out with a side-view of the Model X SUV (which, come to think of it, makes sense) and set about transforming it into a truck.

The first job was to alter the roof line and reduce the size of the rear doors. Additionally, the round arches of the Model X were replaced with more utilitarian-looking squared-off ones. The Sketch Monkey also increased the vehicle’s ride height, made the front end slightly more aggressive and created a bed and taillights drastically different than any other Tesla.

Also Read: Is This A Prototype Of Tesla’s Long-Awaited Electric Pickup?

The car manufacturer recently dropped a single teaser image of its truck, revealing a flat surface and an LED light bar running the width of the vehicle. It remains to be seen what part of the vehicle that teaser was previewing, but it could have been the rear and this rendering depicts how that light bar could look if used as a single taillight.

Earlier this month, Musk said the pickup will cost less than $50,000 and handle like a Porsche 911. Which is an extremely bold claim, but by now we’ve gotten used to both the CEO’s outrageous statements and some pretty impressive cars (eventually…) hitting the assembly line.

The electric truck, which should be presented as a prototype before the end of the year, is expected to have six seats, 400-500 miles (645 – 800 km) of range and offer up to 300,000 lbs (136,077 kg) of towing capacity.

 

  • AintYerPa

    This is a joke, right?

  • no25

    enough of this crap already.

  • MarkoS

    Could be an additional pick-up under the real one maybe.

  • PhilMcGraw

    I do have a feeling that Tesla’s pickup truck will have parts that are shared with the other vehicles they offer. A lot of it having to deal with reducing costs. So there will be some design elements that will be familiar, but it’s not going to look anywhere close to this.

  • Ilbirs

    There are some rumors about Tesla using two motors, one per wheel, of its next models. This would allow ditching a differential and in a pickup truck could lead to a lower cargo plaform and more volume for a given cargo bed length, not to tell about the easiness of loading that bed. A model like this would be a good showcase of this tech.

  • Sovereignty

    Tesla lost $700m+ dollars in Q1 2019. If they continue on this path, they won’t be around at the end of next year. No doubt the fanboys will claim something different.

  • charlotteharry57

    Fugly. And, despite Elon’s boasts, no match for the F-150. F-150 will slaughter this thing in the marketplace. Same with the RAM and Silverado.

    • Filan

      Im a pretty big Tesla fan and I have doubts on taking on the F-150. Toyota is probably nearly twice the size of Ford and even they cannot take on the F-150 and Toyota does know how to make a proper pickup which says something about the F-150.

  • driv3r

    Well following the recent announcements of the push-back of the delivery time of the Tesla semi doesn’t get me too hyped for even more new products of Tesla. At the moment they have 3 models on the market and another 3 or even 4 coming somewhat sometime (Model Y, Roadster, Semi and possibly a truck…). I’d rather see the Model Y and Roadster getting out on time and in quality first before talking about even more new products from Tesla…

  • Wandering_Spirit

    So, a sedan with the rear part of the roof cut off is now a truck. Anyways, it’s a Tesla. Whatever design, it’s a home appliance on wheels.

  • Ben

    Tesla fans would consider that a pickup truck and just like Honda Ridgeline fans would die on the hill of explaining how its better than a F250.

    “Do YOU have under bed storage? No, thought not”
    “Do YOU have a low step in height, helpful for seniors and women? No, your truck is sexist!!”
    “Do YOU have purse/ Grocery bag hangers in the cabin?! No, because you’re truck isn’t innovative”
    “Does YOUR truck ride like a car?! No, because it rides like a clumsy truck!”
    “Does YOUR truck pull more weight than necessary? Yes, because you’re compensating for something!”

    All things I expect a Tesla loyalist to say with a sh*tty smirk on their face.

  • Super Rob

    Is that a Honda Ridgeline in the picture?

  • Plutonium

    El Teslamino, Teslanchero, Teslageline.

  • Bash

    Meh

  • Eric Sin-Chan

    Lame

  • benT

    Girls will defo want to be pickup in one of those

  • JqC

    I am so happy that this will DEFINITELY not be the tesla pickup. Nuffsaid.

  • Richard Alexander

    Panel gaps are way too small to be a Tesla.

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